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Sun Aug 2, 2015, 02:40 PM

Peru a Shining Example for South America’s Climate Action Plans

By Chris Wright - IPS

This week, Peru became the first South American nation to publicly announce its Climate Action Plan, or INDC. In doing so, it may have set the scene for a new wave of highly transparent and ambitious INDC submissions from the continent.

This most recent plan comes after 12 years of collective planning, as Peru developed a suite of regional and national strategies to address climate change. As a result, the government of Peru has come out with an ambitious proposal to cut business as usual emissions by 31 per cent. However, it is the carefully constructed road map towards this goal that displays what Tania Gullen from Climate Action Network Latin America describes as its true “leadership.” Gullen, who is also from SUSWATCH, has welcomed the new draft action plan “as an example for other Latin American countries who are still developing or haven’t started their national planning processes.”

This is because Peru’s target of 31% is backed up by 58 clearly outlined different mitigation projects. These projects cover energy, transport, agriculture, forestry and waste management. While two of these projects involve a shift from coal to natural gas, rather than renewables, each of these options has been carefully identified and their emissions reduction potential quantified. This makes it very easy for Peru to ask for support from developed countries to help improve on its commitments. In fact, the government has even outlined how it can increase emissions cuts to up to 42 % with an extra 18 projects. Considering the planning that has gone into creating this additional scenario of a 42% reduction by 2030, this could also be released as a twin-track conditional and unconditional pledge.

At: http://www.ipsnews.net/2015/06/peru-a-shining-example-for-south-americas-climate-action-plans/

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Judi Lynn Aug 2015 #1

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Sun Aug 2, 2015, 06:31 PM

1. Wow. "Ambitious" IS the word. Clearly a people's movement to be this strong.

Sure hope corporate interests don't get a foothold here, they've destroyed enough already, thanks.

Would you consider cross-posting this in "Environment & energy?" I'm sure lots more eyes would be glad to see it there.

What a surprise. Best hopes to the people of Peru.

Thank you, forest444.

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